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by FourthStone
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Slight improvement, gets fast at level 3.

Score: 5770
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by FourthStone
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Low score but I managed to get the 800 bonus a couple of times.

Found a video that helped with my technique... slightly: https://youtu.be/0xtJrq-SpVs

Score: 4560
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by FourthStone
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - R2 - Arcadians

Struggling on this one... like last time we played it. Have a question about play style, do people try to shoot everything as fast as possible and progress through levels? Or do you wait for everything to come down in formation and try to pick them off mid-flight for the higher unit score? Either wa...
by FourthStone
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Nice score, Ed =D> I really have a soft spot for this game, really glad it got chosen, had another attempt and had one of those leap frog moments getting to level 3 3rd time around. Not a bad conversion considering mode 2 limitations and beeb memory constraints, lots of moving sprites and I really l...
by FourthStone
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Level 2 third time around, silly mistakes made when I was trying to bump to 70k... one more time Ed?

Score: 68600
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by FourthStone
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Hit the 60k mark, made it to level 4 second time around and accidentally dive bombed a bird so could go higher I guess.

Score: 61800
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by FourthStone
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Broke 50k, should be able to get higher with a lucky game.

Like the vid Ed, the only thing I would suggest is that climbing is faster when using two vines, which helps a lot on level 4 moving 2 locks if possible and also helps for a quicker finish and better bonus.

Score: 50100
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by FourthStone
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Moon Patrol for the beeb (New port, just starting)

Looking good Tricky =D>

One of my favorite arcade games that I'd play at the local milk bar.

I'd collect soft drink bottles to collect the deposit, buy some lollies and then have a few plays on moon patrol, good times.
by FourthStone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

It's another one of those pixel perfect and slightly frustrating logic games but underneath it's not so bad once you work out a way through each level barring of course the random monster bits. Ed, which part on level 2 is giving you trouble? For me, it's usually the top vines that bring me undone d...
by FourthStone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 38569

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Looking awesome pixelblip =D> =D> =D>
by FourthStone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Second round (after level 4) is brutal, made it to level 2 but died a silly death on the first trampoline so hopefully can push higher with better luck and timing.

Score: 39900
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by FourthStone
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S11 - R1 - Donkey Kong Jr.
Replies: 87
Views: 1024

Re: High Score Challenge S11 - Donkey Kong Jr.

Starter score, takes some getting used to this one.

Score: 29600
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by FourthStone
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 38569

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Looks amazing =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bit of fun - One change only
Replies: 64
Views: 1399

Re: Bit of fun - One change only

My bit of fun would be the same as others have suggested which is to have an intensity toggle instead of flashing colours. I think this one change would of made the beeb much more versatile for not only games but also education in terms of being able to display richer content. My 2c (or 2p for the E...
by FourthStone
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Beeb Xmas music mix
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Beeb Xmas music mix

:lol: =D> [-X :D
by FourthStone
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Last one for Christmas.

Score: 60490
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by FourthStone
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Also found another bug. On level two it will sometimes fill two squares together even when you haven't quite completed the border of one of them. If you come back later and fill in the tiny bit of missed border the square is cleared out again! However, I don't know if this prevents you finishing th...
by FourthStone
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Small bump, Merry xmas :D

Score: 52470
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by FourthStone
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 38569

Re: Acorn Art Thread

I've said it before, we need a like button for this thread =D>
by FourthStone
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Another bump, missed one banana ](*,)

Score: 49030
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by FourthStone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

I've worked out the banana bonus paths, should I post it or does everyone want to leave a bit of mystery and randomness about it? Even knowing the paths is still tricky to time it right. Welcome to the comp Lee, this round is complete and the new round will begin in the new year, check out the post ...
by FourthStone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Got a better run and a couple bananas, still struggling on the painting stages with getting stuck on corners :?

Score: 41050
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by FourthStone
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 11 Game Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Season 11 Game Nominations

First two from previous season but not selected and not played in previous 4 seasons: I know it's a classic but I've never had a good play of it... Chuckie Egg http://bbcmicro.co.uk//gameimg/discs/25 ... kieEgg.ssd Another classic, again never played it in the competition... BITD I remember getting ...
by FourthStone
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

A bit better run today, got to third level and had 1 5k banana bonus.

Score: 25730
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by FourthStone
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Gets a bit manic on the second level, haven't worked out a way through it yet.

If I don't get the banana bonus I just quit out and start again as the 5k is currently crucial to my score.

Score: 17670
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by FourthStone
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter
Replies: 68
Views: 908

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - Champ - Crazy Painter

Interesting game, good mechanics, decent music and sound, very average player :lol:

BeebEm won't configure shift properly so I lose all the jumps at the start of each life, not sure what the jumps do yet... will try B-em.

Score: 16320
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by FourthStone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1263

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

Congratulations Ed!

Mighty fine battle and hats off to you for pipping me at the post, tremendous gaming all round =D>

Thanks for your amazing effort to organise and run the comp, it's one of my favorite things to participate in lately :D
by FourthStone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1263

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

KarateEd wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Oh, looks like you went left instead of right on the last bit before climbing again, too bad. Nice score though. It's tough to get up there score wise.....
Have to move as far left on that top green block before jump right onto the disappearing platform... pixel not so perfect for me :lol:
by FourthStone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 76
Views: 1263

Re: High Score Challenge S10 - R10 - Magic Mushrooms

Best I could manage, actually made it through screen 7 at one stage and thought 'YES!' but my score was lower and I lost 3 lives on level 8 very cheaply :oops:

Score: 23828
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by FourthStone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: 6502 using TTL logic chips
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 6502 using TTL logic chips

Love this type of project, good find and thanks for sharing.